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Address: 823 Sutter Street, Folsom, CA 95630
Phone Number: 916-985-2707
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This museum houses a number of artifacts and documents on the social and...

This museum houses a number of artifacts and documents on the social and cultural history of the region.

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Victorian Dress Attire - Oh My Goodness!

I wanted to stop in and check out the Folsom Museum and what a delight! There is a lot of history here in Folsom and they have great info - pictures - newspaper articles etc... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Judy M
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Rancho Murieta, California

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Rancho Murieta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted to stop in and check out the Folsom Museum and what a delight! There is a lot of history here in Folsom and they have great info - pictures - newspaper articles etc. But the one thing I wanted to see was their display of Victorian Era Dressing for Women - I do know that I would not... More 

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Rancho Cordova
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very interesting historical memorabilia collection of Folsom. A block from the museum; one could view a yard full of many historical equipments, tools, passenger train and a chance to experience panning for gold!

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Alamo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although it was closed, I read the plaque outside and was able to make out the the inside from the window. I will be back.

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Sacramento, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We went because they had a quilt special exhibition, which was wonderful. Then we looked through the rest of the items on display and it was also very informative. Will bring our out-of-town guests eventually!

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Thank mazbarth
Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Wonderful local museum highlighting the city of Folsom's past, with rotating exhibits and great permanent exhibit. The museum is a short walk from the light rail station making access super easy. The museum is great for all ages.

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Lafayette, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

A good place to learn about the history of California and the local history. It covers the gold rush and how the area developed after the rush so it thrives today. Funky yet nicely done and organized. Dedicated volunteers are readily available and enthusiastic. Across the square which has a replica if how trains were turned is a new museum... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

Nice small museum run on donations only. (No entrance fee.) Interesting insight as to what life was like in Folsom years ago. Working blacksmith shop, train car, original cabin saved by the people of Folsom, and info on mining in area.

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This Museum is an amazing collection of Professor Dolph Gotelli's Christmas characters, vintage toys and international folk art. It truly is for people of all ages who love the dreams associated with Christmas. Although it is a bit hard to find because it is the corner of a public garage just find Karin's wonderful restaurant and this is right across... More 

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El Dorado Hills, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Provides a good historic view of the town. nice photos and artifacts. Worth spending 1-1:3- hours. Plenty of nice restaurants close by to get a good meal.

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Folsom, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Cool place to visit and easy to find and park. Great for the kids too. They are open many days and have been there for a long time. Gold panning for the kids nearby.

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